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AZ State Outdoor Championships

Event: 2017 Arizona State Outdoor

  • Location: Ben Avery Shooting Facility-Phoenix, AZ (RANGE MAP)
  • Event Date: October 21-22, 2017
  • Event Information: 72 arrow Ranking Round will determine the Olympic Round Brackets Single Distance
  • Registration Fees: Arizona JOAD Archers: $55, Arizona Adult Archers: $60, Guests: $70, $150.00 for immediate families of 3 or 4 archers
  • Contact: Richard Bachman at 602-295-1639 or desertskyarchers@gmail.com

September Pin Shoot (Outdoor)

Come out and shoot to earn your next pin!

The September monthly pin shoot will be held during regular club practice. This shoot is open to ALL Papago club members (with current memberships).  This club level shoot allows archers an opportunity to experience a mock round of a tournament.

ONLY Outdoor distances  will be shot during this pin shoot. Please arrive early enough to get equipment set up, warmed up and ready to begin official practice by 8:30AM.  **There will not be any make up arrows for late arrivals.

36 arrow round (6 arrows per end, 6 ends)
4 minute ends.
We will run an AB/CD line if necessary.
Whistle commands & timer will be used.

Barebow, Recurve & Compound shoot at distances varying between 30 -70 meters and on a 122 cm target face (barebow/recurve) or 80cm (compound). Please review the scoring matrix below for your award levels.
AAP Outdoor Matrix

Barebow, Recurve & Compound shoot at distances varying between 15 -70 meters and on a 122 cm target face (barebow/recurve) or 80/122 cm (compound). Please review the scoring matrix below for your award levels.
Please review the scoring matrix below for your award levels.
JOAD Outdoor Matrix

NO pre-registration is required.
Those interested in receiving pin awards will turn in their score sheet at the end of the round.

Please see club email for more details.
Scoring matrices can be located on the container door.

2017 Spring Papago 900 Tournament



2017 Spring
Papago 900

May 6th, 2017

Papago Archery Range


Join us for the 2016 Spring Papago 900 tournament!!

The 900 round tournaments hosted by Papago Archery Association (PAA) are the perfect “first time” tournament for archers of all ages, especially the youth, and fun shoots for any archer that enjoys a little friendly, outdoor target competition.




May 6th, 2017 (Saturday)

Check in & Equipment Inspection: 7:00 am  

Official Practice (minimum 2 ends): 7:30 am
First Round will begin after official practice.

$35 for Senior & Master Divisions
$30 for all Youth Divisions (Bowman through Junior)

$50 Late registration fee for all divisions (After April 30th, 2017)
Onsite registration will NOT be accepted.
NO REFUNDS after May 1st, 2017.

Papago Park Archery Range
6201 E Oak Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Tables & benches are available on site. Please bring additional chairs and canopies as needed. There will be water provided for archers and a concession stand will be available for drink & snack purchases.

*Parking is provided in the paved parking area adjacent to the range and in the additional parking lot located to the NE. All vehicles must be parked in one of the designated parking areas. No parking is allowed on unpaved surfaces.
900 Round on 122cm target faces for Recurve & Barebow divisions* – Archers will shoot three (3) rounds at three (3) different distances. Each round will be 30 arrows (5 ends of 6 arrows).  There will be a break between the middle and short distances.

*Bales with only compound archers will use (2) 122 cm five ring center spot target faces. Lanes will be identified when tentative lane assignments are posted.

*Compound Para-VI archer will shoot at 30m on 60/80/122 cm target faces.

Three Distances:
Master, Senior & Junior 60/50/40 Meters
Cadet 50/40/30 Meters
Cub 40/30/20 Meters
Bowman 30/25/20 Meters
Yeoman 20/15/10 Meters


Bow Type:
Barebow or Genesis, Recurve Bow, Compound Bow

“Senior”, (any age)
“Masters 50+”, (Born in or before 1967)
“Masters 60+”, (Born in or before 1957)
“Masters 70+”(Born in or before 1947)
“Junior” through the calendar year of their 20th birthday
“Cadet” through the calendar year of their 17th birthday
“Cub” through the calendar year of their 14th birthday
“Bowman” through the calendar year of their 12th birthday
“Yeoman” through the calendar year of their 10th birthday

*All archers are allowed to shoot up in a higher division if desired.


Current World Archery/USA Archery rules apply with exceptions noted below.

Arizona Tournament Rules and Procedures can be found here:



Dress Code: Dress code that went into effect January 1, 2017 applies.

USA Archery Dress Code Policy 

The USA Archery Dress Code Policy applies to the following individuals when in front of the Spectator Line at USA Archery Sanctioned Events: (a) Athletes, coaches, managers, credentialed media, team officials, tournament officials, and archer agents.

Must present a professional, athletic appearance while on the field. (Torn, ripped or badly faded clothing articles are not allowed.) Clothing may be of any color, except as noted below.
No camo or blue denim (jeans) may be worn at target events. Accessories such as trim on shirts, caps, quivers, armguards, footwear, etc., are permitted to be camo. At field events, denim may be worn but camo may not be worn.
Shorts, skorts and skirts must not be shorter than fingertip length while standing normally. Leggings (tight fitting/yoga-type stretch pants) may be worn with compliant shorts, skorts or skirts.
Men and women are required to wear upper garments covering the front and back of the body and covering the midriff when at full draw. Women’s upper garments shall have a minimum strap of 3″ or sleeves. Men’s upper garments shall have short or long sleeves.
Shoes must cover the entire foot. Sport/athletic shoes are recommended to all athletes and coaches during target events.
At no time will any athlete or coach wear any article bearing any image or language to be considered offensive to others.




QUESTIONS: Tournament Director, Kelsey Lard




2017 Master’s Outdoor Championships Recap & Results

Papago Archery Association was pleased to be a part of the Inaugural AZ State Master’s Outdoor Championships this year. With the introduction of the Master’s USAT division this year by USA Archery, the AZ State Association wanted to facilitate a competition for our Master’s archers that would provide a multi distance format. The Papago 900 was the perfect fit and we were thrilled to host the Championships this year.

There were 24 registered archers for the tournament and 23 that competed on April 22nd, 2017. Archers arrived at the range in the morning to complete equipment inspection and set up for the first round distance of 60 meters.  We were able to run a single shooting line with 2 archers per bale that kept the pace of the tournament running swiftly.

After each round, the field crew completed a reset to bring the bales closer by 10 meters, for a total of 3 distances (60/50/40 meters).  The archers opted to have short breaks between the distances, as opposed to break for lunch. As a result, the competition completed around 11:30 am and was immediately followed by awards.

We want to thank all of the seasoned archers that took the time out of their weekend to participate in the event and keep things moving so smoothly throughout the shoot. Thank you to the Papago club members that volunteered to set up the field and to the spectators that stopped by to support the sport of archery. We couldn’t host these events without everyone that participated!

Hosted By:
Papago Archery Association
USA Archery AZ

Tournament Director: Kelsey Lard
DOS: Kevin Ikegami
Judge: Kristy Wapniarski
Archer’s Agent & Field Assistant: Scott Sefranka

For a complete list of results,  please CLICK HERE.
For a list of the NEW STATE RECORDS set, please CLICK HERE.

To view our photo gallery of the archers, please click below.

Arizona Masters 2017
Arizona Masters 2017
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2017 AZ State JOAD Outdoor Championships

Tournament Rules:  Current World Archery/USA Archery rules apply with exceptions noted below.

Dress Code:  Dress code that went into effect January 1, 2017 applies.

Championship Eligibility: USA Archery Membership listing Arizona as your residence is REQUIRED for you to be eligible for awards, elimination rounds and team rounds.  Guest are welcome to shoot the ranking rounds on Saturday, no award given.

Championship Awards: The State Champion will be based on the winner of the elimination rounds.  Plaques will be given to top 3 in each division.  Ranking rounds, top 3 will receive medals.  Team rounds, top 3 will receive medals.

Tournament Fee:  $45 (not including optional team rounds see below).  Tournament registration will stay open until April 27th, 2017.  No late registrations, no walk-up registrations.  All registrations must be done on line.  No Refunds after April 27th if cancel or no show.  Cancellations after April 23rd will be 50%.  Guests are $65 (must be of JOAD age)



  • 7:00 AM Check-In and Equipment Inspection
  • Unofficial Practice will start shortly after Check-In
  • 7:30 AM Start of official Practice 2 Ends
  • 1st Distance will start after 2 ends of Official Practice
  • 10:00 AM approx. will start 2nd Distance
  • 60 Minute Lunch following 2nd Distance
  • 1:30 PM Ranking Round Awards
  • 2:00 PM Start of Team rounds
  • Team Round Awards Upon Completion


  • 8:30AM Start of Official Practice 2 ends
  • Start of Elimination Rounds after 2 end of Official Practice
  • Awards will be given at the end of all competition


Beginners Archery Course (Session 2, Class 1)

This is the 1st class of the Beginners Archery Course (Session 2 – 2017). The course is comprised of 3 class lessons designed to get you started in the sport of archery the right way. Each class is 90 minutes in length and the cost for course is $75 per archer.

The Beginners Archery Course is open to all persons 8 years old and up and we encourage parents to shoot with their children as archery is a great FAMILY activity. Classes cover safety, the beginnings of the National Training System (NTS – formerly the B.E.S.T. method) and Olympic Archery recurve equipment. All equipment needed for the class will be provided.


Sunday – March 12th, 2017  (9:00 – 10:30 a.m.)– Beginners Archery Course #1

Sunday – March 19th, 2017 (9:00 – 10:30 a.m.)– Beginners Archery Course #2

Sunday – March 26th, 2017 (9:00 – 10:30 a.m.)– Beginners Archery Course #3



2016 Arizona State JOAD Outdoor Championship

Fusion Archery and USA Archery Arizona
2016 Arizona State JOAD Outdoor Championship
April 30th, 2016 – Star FITA registered

LOCATION:  Ben Avery Shooting Facility, FITA Range, Phoenix, Arizona

TOURNAMENT RULES:  USA ARCHERY including USAA World Archery rules effective April 1, 2016 will be enforced.  Noted exceptions below

Dress Code:  USA Archery Dress Code

CHAMPIONSHIP ELIGIBILITY:  USA Archery membership listing Arizona as your residence is required for you to compete for State Championship titles and awards. Guests (Non-USAA and/or Non-Arizonans) are welcome to shoot in a guest category.

CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS:  Medals will be given for top 3 places for Qualifying Rounds.  Medals will be given to top 3 teams in Recurve and Compound Team Rounds.

RANKING ROUND:  72  arrow Ranking Round 

  • Recurves/Barebow (or basic Compound Genesis type bow) shoot 122cm Target Face
  • Compound shoot 80cm 6 ring Target Face
  • Recurve Junior shoot 70m
  • Recurve Cadet shoot 60m
  • Recurve Cub shoot 50m
  • Recurve Bowmen shoot 30m
  • Compound Cadet/Junior shoot 50m
  • Compound Bowmen/Cub shoot 30m
  • Barebow Junior shoot 60m
  • Barebow Cadet shoot 50m
  • Barebow Cub shoot 40m
  • Barebow Bowmen shoot 20m

Optional Team Rounds:  Sign ups will be during the Ranking Round

  • Teams can be of 2 or 3 members
  • Teams can be mixed or same gender
  • Teams must register at the end of 2nd 36 arrow round
  • Teams are Compound or Recurve/Barebow
  • Bowmen/Cub Combined Shooting Bowmen Distances (Recurve or Compound)
  • Cadet/Junior Combined Shooting Cadet Distances (Recurve or Compound)
  • Single Elimination
  • Arrows shot in any order as long as no archer shoots more than other teammates
  • Recurve/Barebow shoot on 122cm target face
  • Compound shoots on 80cm target face (no more than 3 arrows in each target face)
  • Olympic Recurve set scoring
  • 2 minute ends
  • No equipment failures

Shade and Chairs: There will be shade for Archers and Spectators; however you should bring your own chairs.  There is bleacher seating for Spectators.

Tournament Director: Tina Blake, email asublake@cableone.net orfusionarcherypv@gmail.com

Schedule of Events
April 30, 2016 (Saturday):

8:00 am       Archers Check-in & Equipment Inspection
8:30 am       Start of Official Practice
9:00 am       1st Distance – 36 arrows Begins (approx. 90 Minutes)
11:00 am     Lunch
11:45 am     2nd Distance – 36 arrows Begins (approx. 90 Minutes)
1:15 pm       Start of Optional Team Rounds

Our goal is to run the tournament as close as possible to this schedule but situations such as weather, protests or equipment failures may require us to modify the schedule. Announcements will be made at the Field.

Review the USAA AZ Tournament Rules and Procedures Information link for more event information:


You must be a member of USA Archery to compete in the 2016 State Outdoor and 2016 JOAD State Outdoor

You can buy a single tournament membership

“All USA Archery members will be required to show proof of membership at the time of tournament check-in.  You can print out a copy of your membership card by going to the membership page of the USA Archery web site and logged into your personal account.”


PAA Congratulates the AZ State & JOAD Outdoor Champions


Congratulations to our PAA members that competed this weekend in the 2015 AZ State & JOAD Outdoor Archery Championships!!  Over the 2 day tournament the archers competed in qualification rounds, optional team rounds and Olympic style match rounds.

~ Way to go archers on the following wins! ~

Zoey Wapniarski – (Recurve Cub Women) Placed 1st in the qualification rounds, set a new state record for the single 36 arrow round @50m and won Gold during the Olympic rounds!

Waylon Hjerpe – (Recurve Bowman Men) Placed 1st in the qualification rounds, set 2 new state records – single 36 arrow round & 2 x 36 arrow round @30m, and won Silver during the Olympic rounds!

Kelsey Lard – (Recurve Senior Women) Placed 2nd in the qualification rounds and won Silver in the Olympic rounds!

2015 AZ State Outdoor & JOAD Outdoor Championships

Desert Sky Archers and USA Archery Arizona present:

When: April 25-26th, 2015 – Star FITA registered
Where: Ben Avery FITA Range

There is a new format for the 2015 tournament. The format is to follow the USA Archery Nationals format changes. Please visit the event website for specifics & to register.

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